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GIVE THE LOVE OF READING TO CHILDREN IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Get Involved

First Library offers many opportunities to give to first time mothers, many in need.

CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE

First Library has partnered with Give Lively (givelively.org) to help parents pledge to turn off tech and turn on reading and more.

Text our special code (00001) to 443-21 and create a fundraising page for  your town. Personalize it and share it on social media, over email or text.

All funds raise stay in your town and benefit local preschool children.


GIVE THE GIFT OF READING TO PRESCHOOLERS IN YOUR TOWN.


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SPONSOR A CHILD

Sponsor a child for just $50.00 a year.

Give the gift of reading to first born children.

  • 1 Child @ $50.00
  • 4 Children @ $200.00
  • 10 Children @ $400.00.

Checks should be made payable to First Library.


Funds are used for new age-appropriate books purchased from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and mailed courtesy of First Library.


Please include your email address and the zip code of the town and/or program in the memo section of your check.*


GIVE THE GIFT OF READING!

FUND A PROGRAM

Fund the First Library program in your community or a community in need.


Funds raised go to pay for new age-appropriate books mailed courtesy of First Library.


Please include your email address and the zip code of the town and/or program in the memo section of your check.*


GIVE THE GIFT OF READING TO MANY!

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AMAZON SMILE CHARITY

When making purchases on Amazon, shop Amazon Smile and designate First Library as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the sale to First Library. 



VOLUNTEER

First Library is always looking for dedicated adults for our Community Action Teams. 


Becoming a CAT member is a easy way to give back to your community and spread the word about First Library’s mission and fundraising efforts. All positions are performed remotely.


Please fill out the form below or email [email protected] for further information.

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College students can earn course credit performing various duties.


Please fill out the form below or [email protected] for more information.

*First Library is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.


To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record.

We'll send it to you upon receipt of your donation.


Please mail donations to First Library, 4 Old Turnpike Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, Suite 1.


TAX RECEIPT

Give the gift that gives books to preschool children in your community.

First Library Gift Cards™ in $50.00 & $100.00 denominations.

Give the gift of reading with a First Library Gift Card!

GIVE THE GIFT THAT GIVES THE GIFT OF READING!

I appreciate the donation I received for my son, we are so thankful to have people like you with a great heart around. God Bless You,

Carol N

Giving children access to print materials is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes.

Reading Is Fundamental, Access to Print Materials Improves Children’s Reading: A Meta-Analysis of 108 Most Relevant Studies Shows Positive Impacts, 2010


WORK TO BRING FIRST LIBRARY / DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY TO YOUR COMMUNITY!

TOT4TOT is looking for active, outgoing, community minded representatives to join our mission of turning off technology for two hours a day and turning on reading and other good habits for children.

Work to bring the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library / First Library Program to your community.

Local towns / territories available throughout New Jersey and beyond.

HELP TURN OFF TECH AND SPREAD THE LOVE OF READING TO CHILDREN IN YOUR COMMUNITY & GET PAID FOR IT!

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What our customers are saying

I appreciate the help I have received and hope to volunteer my time somehow. Thanks!

April B.

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Children from lower-income homes have limited access to books. Because of this, preschoolers from low-income families have fewer home and preschool language and literacy opportunities than children from economically advantaged backgrounds – a major reason that they lag behind in reading achievement throughout the school years.

Berk, L. E. (2009) Child Development (8th ed.). Pearson Education, Inc

In-Kind Service Partners

Thank you to the following companies for donating goods and services.


Michael M. Goldberg, Attorney-at-Law, Providence, RI.

J. Anthony Manger, Attorney-at-Law, Mountain Lakes, NJ.

Michael F Vernoia, Jr., CPA, VEBCPA, Somerville, NJ.

Charles J. Meyer, Attorney-at-Law, Indianapolis, IN.

James Howard, CEO, Entrepreneurial U. LLC., Morristown, NJ.

Thomas Hubbard, SCORE, Charlottesville, VA.

LJ Frank, Library Director (retired), Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, TN. 

Loantaka, LLC, Commercial Real Estate, Chatham, NJ.